Nestled parallel to the backwaters of Kerala, Haveli Backwater Resorts is an idle place to lodge at your tour to Alleppey (Alappuzha). This posada offers a great view of backwaters and greenery on every side. Haveli Resort, as the name might prompt; exhibits a Rajasthani architect and built. Oozing with royalty and traditional décor, it is the most preferred and loved resorts by the tourists coming from in and around states. The majestic frontage welcomes you with the classic haveli structure. The infrastructures and interiors of the rooms and suits carry forward the traditional theme exhibited on the exteriors. The rooms are designed with utmost care keeping in mind that the visitors enjoy a merry time with their family and friends. Every room is spacious and has a great view to look at from the balconies. The professional yet friendly staff members caters to your requests while you explore the amenities. Guests can avail a free, wide parking space and a lavish swimming pool on the first floor. And just when you’re about to settle in the hotel, you can hear the waters calling you from just across the road. Boat tours could be enjoyed from the main gate of the hotel. And if you wish to indulge yourself in some body therapy, there is an in-house spa presenting traditional Ayurveda, Swedish Spa at your service. And is any hotel guide complete without talking about its food? Haveli resort offers a Multi-Cuisine Restaurant named Sarangi serving all meal periods with the finest mouthwatering delights from all over the world.
The Venice of the East is the place to be for a wonderful houseboat and sailing experience. Also called Alappuzha, it is home to some of the best tourist places and is central to Kerala’s backwaters. The town has a massive grid of lagoons, canals, waterways, rivulets and backwaters. If you move towards the west to the beaches or away from the city, Alleppey becomes beautiful, surrounded by greenery, turning into untouched, pristine villages with their toddy shops, punted canoes, and not to forget houseboats.
The best time to visit Alleppey is from October through March in the winters when the weather is pleasing and mild, making it ideal for sightseeing or sailing. The minimum temperature is around 17⁰C to a maximum of 32⁰C. One can visit during the rains from June to September when the green is shimmering, and the races are on, though be sure to carry rain gear with you.
Around 11 km away from Alleppey is Kuttanad -called the rice bowl of Kerala, which is enclosed by the sea and the hills. It offers a vista of paddy fields as far as you can see. It has plenty of waterways from canals, lakes, rivers and streams that entice you. With four rivers the Pampa, Meechil, Manimala and Achankovil, flowing here, this place has become one of the most visited places for its natural beauty, swaying palms and the backwaters. The Alappuzha beach has always been a significant part of Kerala’s marine history. One can even witness the amazing festivals like the Alappuzha beach festival and Sand art festival while enjoying enthralling water sports activities and charming beach getaways.
The Lighthouse of Kerala close to the beach was first unveiled in 1862 under Maharaja Rama Varma of Travancore. The Vembanad Lake is 15 km from Alleppey and it is the longest lake in India. The Krishnapuram Palace built on a hilltop, fringed with stepped gardens and fountains is another must-visit. It is home to the largest murals in Kerala called the ‘Gajendra Moksha’.